The Idea of You
I've always known Darcy Burke as a historical romance author. That's probably because the only books I've read from her are HR novels.Anyway, when I realized she actually has the Ribbon Ridge series, I took a chance and requested for an ARC of this book. Now, I wasn't able to read the first three books; however, I didn't feel like I was missing out on something. It would have been nice to have known ...more
This was the first one that I though there was a slight chance a HEA wouldn't be happening. The tension towards the end was just enough to keep it interesting. And of course I'm thrilled about the epilogue we got.
Loved the characters and the plot line. I can't wait to see who is getting a story next.
**Huge thanks to Avon Impulse and Edelweiss for providing the arc ...more
Evan Archer has always preferred peace and solitude to the loud antics of his large, hard-to-navigate family. But when Archer Enterprises needs a new creative director, Evan jumps at the chance to claim the job he’s always wanted. Moving home is easier than he expected, but Evan isn’t prepared for the stunning A-list celebrity hiding out in his family’s garage apartment.
Following a major tabloid scandal, movie star Alaina Pierce escapes to Ribbon Rid ...more
What a very enjoyable read - do go back and read the earlier books in the series if you haven't already, as the background to the family is well worth reading and they are also good reads.
It must have been a real challenge to write Evan's story and do him justice, but Ms Burke has done an excellent job. Told from his and Alaina's pov, we get to understand how he thinks and how that affects her. It is very effective, as ...more
Evan is very much "on the spectrum", due to the fact that he has Asperger's Syndrome, as well as ADHD and sensory issues. This made him extremely easy for me to connect to him, as my son is also on the spectrum, with some of the same issues as well! I found it interesting to see his coping mechanisms, as well as how he moved beyond his illne ...more
This Story was so fast paced that it wasn't really romantic on the way a Story should be.
Evan Archer & Alaina Pierce's time together was really short & in the span of a week they were having sex almost every time they were together which bothered me because I don't think someone who has Asperger’s syndrome & a mild form of Sensory Disorder to adapt to not only be in a Relationship but be around people espe ...more
I've only read a few books where the main character has ASD but so far two books seemed to get it right and this is the second me. I'm no expert though so my analysis of the diagnosis might be wrong but I thought Evan seemed to represent someone with ASD well.
This is my first book by this author but I will definitely be checking out the other books in this series. ...more
Alaina started with nothing and went to the top , and in essence, took Evan with her!
The hiding movie star trope was a little farfetched but I still enjoy reading about the Archer family. ...more
THE IDEA OF YOU, the fourth novel in the Ribbon Ridge series by Darcy Burke, continues the story of the Archer sextuplets. This time the spotlight is on autistic brother Evan. He is artistic and has a passion for Star Trek and The Lord of the Rings, but he is socially very awkward. When he meets famous actress Alaina Pierce, it seems a bit like Reece Witherspoon meets Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory.
Alaina, who desperately wants to have ...more
Alaina Pierce needs a place to lay low and avoid the media and the idyllic town of Ribbon Ridge, Oregon is just the place to do so. Alaina finds herself loving the charm and beauty of the town but the most attractive thing about Ribbon Ridge is Ev...more
Evan was... I really liked him as a hero. I don't know anyone on the spectrum, nor do I pretend to be an expert, b ...more
Alaina is a celebrity that is running from a scandal that the press has gotten word of. She is living in the garage apartment of the Archer's house because of her good friend offering her a place to stay. A ...more
Ahhh... It feels SO GOOD to be back in Ribbon Ridge, the fictional Oregon town where this series takes place. This RR series has quickly become one of my favorite series I've ever read, thanks to superb writing and fascinating characters that keep me coming back for more. I just can't get enough!
The Idea of You gives us our first in- depth introduction to Evan Archer, one of the Archer sextuplets. Evan has Asperger's Syndrom ...more
Evan is a loner and has never had a real relationship. Now that he is back home he gets the job he originally wanted but he didn't plan to fall for a well known actress who he likes spend ...more
Evan does not like noise or crowds, but he is part of a big family and can tolerate them most of the time but even his big family can overwhelm him some times. Now, he bumps into an A-list movie star who is hiding out in their apartment above their garage. He is very attracted to her and has a hard time fighting it. Alaina ...more
Darcy Burke has written another wonderful book in the Ribbon Ridge series. Lately, it’s been taking me awhile to finish a book, but I read this one in two nights because I did not want to put it down.
I have really been looking forward to this one to see how Burke would write a character with Asperger’s Syndrome, and I think she did a great job. How Evan reacts to various stimulation and experiences is very true to people on the spectrum. And showing the ...more
Movie star Alaina Pierce is looking for a way out of Hollywood as a media circus is starting up around her. Her pr ...more
A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guit ...more